Saturday, 4 February 2012

More comics from Burundi


We recently received more grassroots comics from APDH (Association pour la Paix et les Droits de L’Homme), our partner organisation in Ngozi, Burundi. The comics have been made in their network of human right clubs.

They take up issues such as land problems, violence against women, right to education, communal harmony, etc.

Below three samples in Kirundi with English and French translations provided by René Claude Niyonkuru, Coordinator of the Comics Project.

“Indyane z'amatongo” A man hires a killer to eliminate a landowner in order to appropriate his land. His brother intervenes and reports it to the the court. The criminals are sentenced to life in prison.

Story and artwork by Chris-Nathan Akimana of DH (LCUM)

Un homme engage un tueur pour éliminer un propriétaire d’un fond de terre afin de s’en approprier. Son frère saisit la justice pour dénoncer l’affaire et les
criminels se voient condamner à perpétuité.

“Indyane z'imigabwe” A man had strong negative feelings for his political opponents. He thought they wanted him harm only. But paradoxically, it was one of them who came to his aid when he fell into a ditch when chased by a rabid dog.

Story and artwork by Kaze Sosthene  of  L.C.Club de Muremba

Un homme voyait d’un mauvais oeil ses opposant politiques. Il pensait qu’ils ne lui voulaient que du mal. Mais paradoxalement, c’est l’un de ceux-là qui lui vint en aide quant il tomba dans un fossé pourchassé par un chien enragé.
“Ntiduturubike ibibondo” A child raised by a stepmother is unable to attend school like other children. He is reduced to slavery and has to do all the work of the house. He is rescued by a defender of human rights, who pleads for him successfully.

Story and artwork by Niyonizigiye Eddy, club APDH (LCUM)

Un enfant élevé par sa marâtre est empêché de fréquenter l’école comme les autres enfants. Il est réduit à l’état d’esclavage et fait tout les travaux de la maison. Il est secouru par un défenseur des droits de l’homme qui plaide pour lui avec succès devant ses parents.


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